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If books bought at prices ranging from Rs. 200 to Rs. 350 are sold at prices ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 425, what is the greatest possible profit that might be made in selling eight books ?

A) 600 B) 1200
C) 1800 D) none of these

Answer:   C) 1800



Explanation:

Least Cost Price = Rs. (200 * 8) = Rs. 1600.

Greatest Selling Price = Rs. (425 * 8) = Rs. 3400.

Required profit = Rs. (3400 - 1600) = Rs. 1800.

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In an exhibition, Almond bought a painting for Rs. 20000. He later sold it to Olive for Rs. 23000. Olive sold it to Sarah for double the profit percentage that Almond earned. At what price should Sarah sell this painting to earn 8% profit ?

A) Rs. 34,410 B) Rs. 31,184
C) Rs. 29,999 D) Rs. 32,292
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Rs. 32,292

Explanation:

Almond Selling price = CP(1 + P%/100)

=> CP = 20000, SP = 23000

=> 23000 = 20000 (1 + P/100)

=> P% = 100(23000/20000 - 1) = 15

Then, Olive's P% = 30%

SP for Olive = CP for Sarah = 23000(1 + 30/100) = 29900

Now Sarah wants to earn profit of 8%

=> Sp for Sarah = 29900(1 + 8/100)

= Rs. 32,292.

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If the labour cost 20% of the cost of production and raw material cost 10% of the cost of production and the price on which article is sold is 20% above the cost of production. If the price of labour is increased by 40% and the price of raw material increased by 20% and rest other expenditure of cost remain constant. The industry thus decide to increase the selling price by 10%. Find the new profit percent  ?

A) 18% B) 20%
C) 22% D) 24%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20%

Explanation:

Let the Cost of Production of the article = 100

Then, Labour Cost = 20

Raw Material = 10

Other Expenditure = 100 - 10 – 20 = 70

Selling Price of the article  = 120

After increasing Labour and Raw material cost by 40% & 20% respectively,

New Labour cost = 28

New Raw material cost = 12

New Cost of Production = 70 + 28 + 12 = 110

Then, New SP = 110% of 120 = 120 x 110/100 = 132

=> New Gain = 132 - 110 = 22

=> New Profit % = 22 x 100/110 = 20%

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A man purchases two articles, on selling one at loss of 20% while the other at a profit of 25%, he gains the overall profit of 5% than find the ratio of their selling price ?

A) 8 : 62.5 B) 55 : 8
C) 8 : 65 D) 64.4 : 9
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 8 : 62.5

Explanation:

                      Article I                   Article II
                         -20                         25%
                                        5%
                         20%                       25%
                     

                          4              :              5

Now, Selling of first article = (4-20%) = 0.8

Selling of second article = (5+25%) =  6.25

Therefore the ratio of selling price = 8 : 62.5

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Uma sold an article for 3400 and got a profit of 25%. If he had sold the article for Rs. 3265. How much profit% would Uma have got ?

A) 22% B) 27%
C) 20% D) 18%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 20%

Explanation:

Given

      125% ---- 3400

=> 100% ---- ?

=> ? = 3400x100/125 = 2720

=> Cost price of the article = Rs. 2720

Profit when article sold at Rs. 3265 = 3265 - 2720 = 545

Hence, Profit% = Gain x 100/cost price

=> P% = 545 x 100/2720

=> P% = 20%

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On selling 17 balls at Rs.720 there is a loss equal to the cost price of 5 balls. Then what is the cost price of a ball is ?

Answer

From given data,


(C.P. of 17 balls) - (S.P. of 17 balls) = (C.P. of 5 balls)


C.P. of 12 balls = S.P. of 17 balls = Rs.720.


Hence, C.P. of 1 ball = Rs.720/12 = Rs. 60.

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